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BP CONCLUDES PLACING OF STAKE IN PETROCHINA (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- press release NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION INTO OR IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN January 13, 2004 BP CONCLUDES PLACING OF STAKE IN PETROCHINA BP announced today that it has concluded the placing of its 2 per cent stake in PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), announced yesterday. Settlement is due to occur on January 15, 2004. The sale of the stake of around 3.5 billion shares in PetroChina was effected through a bookbuilt placing on public markets for HK$3.70 per share, a total of approximately HK$13 billion (US$1.65 billion). The placing of the shares was arranged by Goldman Sachs International. This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer, solicitation of an offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in any jurisdiction. Goldman Sachs International is acting for BP in connection with the placing and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than BP for providing the protections offered to clients of Goldman Sachs International nor for providing advice in relation to the placing. - ENDS - This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange end of announcement euro adhoc 13.01.2004 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Further enquiries: David Nicholas, BP press office: +44 (0)20 7496 4708 Branche: Energy ISIN: GB0007980591 WKN: 850517 Index: Börsen: Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / official dealing Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing SWX Swiss Exchange / official dealing London Stock Exchange / official dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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